Thursday, July 7, 2016

Air Tractor AT-602, Bootheel Ag Air Services LLC, N967JB; fatal accident occurred July 07, 2016 in Kennett, Dunklin County, Missouri -Kathryn's Report


FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Kansas City FSDO-63

NTSB Identification: CEN16LA260
14 CFR Part 137: Agricultural
Accident occurred Thursday, July 07, 2016 in Kennett, MO
Aircraft: AIR TRACTOR INC AT-602, registration: N967JB
Injuries: 1 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. Any errors in this report will be corrected when the final report has been completed. NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

On July 7, 2016, at 0650 central daylight time, an Air Tractor Inc AT-602, N967JB, collided with power lines and terrain during an aerial application of a field about 4 miles northeast of Kennett, Missouri. The airplane was destroyed by impact forces. The commercial pilot sustained fatal injuries. The airplane was registered to and operated by Bootheel Air Services LLC under 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 137 as an aerial application flight that was not operating on a flight plan. Visual meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The local flight last departed from Kennett, Missouri at time unknown.

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Authorities have identified a man who was killed Thursday morning in a plane crash in Dunklin County, Mo.

At approximately 6:55 a.m., the Dunklin County Sheriffs' Office was notified of a plane crash that took place near County Road 426 just east of Hwy. EE, outside of Kennett. 

Deputies and the sheriff responded to the scene and found a crop dusting plane had indeed crash landed. They also learned that the pilot, Jack Short, 48, of Kennett, was killed in the accident. 

The Federal Aviation Administration was notified and said they would be on scene at approximately 12:30 p.m. 

The FAA arrived as mentioned and conducted their investigation of the incident. 

According to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder, the crop duster hit power lines and went down.

Deputies with the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Department, the Missouri State Highway and the Kennett Fire Department also assisted.

An autopsy has been set for Friday, July 8.

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A crop duster pilot died after his plane apparently struck a power line and crashed Thursday morning, according to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder.

The victim was identified as Jack Short, 48, of Kennett.

The crash happened at around 6 a.m. in a field off County Road 426, Sheriff Holder added. Short was pronounced dead at the scene. Holder says a cause of the crash has not yet been determined.

The Federal Aviation Administration has been notified of the crash, and is expected to be on the scene later today.

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